Fresh off his first-ever GRAMMY Awards experience, Jimmie Allen announced his third album, Tulip Drive.
The much-anticipated new album is set to release on Friday, June 24th. The album’s name was inspired by the street his late grandmother grew up on when she was a child: Tulip Drive. Mercury Lane, his debut album that was released in 2018, was named after the street he grew up on, and his most recent releases in 2020 and 2021 were named after his grandmother and father, Bettie James & Bettie James Gold Edition, who passed away in 2014 and 2019.
“A lot of the songs on this album are from that time period. This is the first album where a lot of the songs are actually written based off a lot of my own personal life experiences – from relationships, the hardships of life, to the parties & the good times,” Allen shares. “A lot of these songs are based off things I went through when I was in later in high school and college, at a place where I was just learning a lot of life lessons from my grandmother. I wanted to honor her by naming this album Tulip Drive, after the street she lived on in Lewes, DE.”
The project’s lead single, “Down Home” has already made its mark in the country world and serves as a tribute to Allen’s late father. The country hitmaker performed it on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS on Monday evening.
This past weekend, Allen attended the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards where he was nominated for Best New Artist as well as performed his single, “Down Home,” during the Premiere Ceremony. Allen began his busy weekend by performing at the Recording Academy Honors, presented by the Black Music Collective, as well as making appearances at the 31st Annual MusiCares Person of the Year Benefit Gala, Spotify’s Best New Artist celebration & taking part in a panel for I AM Musicology Presents: Road to the GRAMMYs.
The ”Down Home” music video, which was co-directed by Allen & Chris Beyrooty, was filmed in Allen’s hometown of Milton, DE and a town close by called Lewes, DE.
Allen’s first-ever headlining show on the Down Home Tour started in full swing earlier this year with a sold-out crowd. On top of being on the road, Allen earned his third No. 1 with “Freedom Was A Highway” and was nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the 57th ACM Awards, where he was the host alongside Gabby Barrett and Dolly Parton.
“Down Home” is available to stream/purchase HERE.